UCU requested a working group on the subject of Teaching Qualifcations with reference to the Strategic Plan.
UCU raised concerns over the Cockcroft refurbishment in particular the capacity and the proposal to locate 200 engineering students which they believed could be a health & safety risk.
UCU raised an issue with the Bullying and harassment policy related to academic freedom and the right to political debate and the Vice chancellor agreed UCU could submit a change to the wording of the policy which would be incorporated into the policy.
An update on whether the University was intending to reduce faculties was requested. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor confirmed there was no intention to reduce the number of faculties but it is about reducing duplication and streamlining ideas in the schools. The Vice-Chancellor confirmed that schools were fundamental blocks in the structure and if there were any changes then this would be supported by a consultation document.